Student opportunities

We are searching for smart, collaborative professionals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help our global clients succeed. Our niche is delivering complex projects on time and on budget. When our clients grow, Hanson grows with them. We invite you to explore how you can grow with us!

photo of Hanson employee conducting a drone demonstration for studentsWe offer part-time and full-time paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of areas; whether you are seeking a career in engineering, planning, surveying or marketing, Hanson is a great place to start. Interns have worked on projects such as the Alaska Railroad Corp. rail extension, the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) widening and reconstruction in the Chicago area and flood protection for Devils Lake in North Dakota, among others. As opportunities arise, we hire interns upon their graduation.

Hanson is proud to be recognized by Engineering News-Record, Best Places to Work in Illinois, Best Companies to Work for in Florida, Zweig Group and others. The pride shows in our work; you can read about our project accolades here.

Staying Power

Hanson believes the sky’s the limit when it comes to using new technology and innovative thinking to meet client needs. When people join us, they tend to stay. Our team relies on a variety of professional disciplines, backgrounds and perspectives to remain at the forefront of industry trends.


photo of a Hanson intern presentationHanson partners with some of the top engineering schools in our industry to bring on the best next-generation experts. We provide hands-on experience to our interns, who work alongside our project and technical experts to collaborate with clients and deliver results. The majority of our interns are placed in an office connected to his or her school location, residence or community where they are established. We invite you to apply to opportunities in your primary location of interest. For more information, check out our internship brochure.

Scholarships, Tuition Support and Professional Growth

When you broaden your knowledge, our team and clients reap the rewards. That’s why Hanson supports educational opportunities and provides thousands of dollars toward targeted scholarship funds and university support. For employees, Hanson offers tuition reimbursement for ongoing education and compensates for a variety of professional development opportunities such as conferences, professional licensure and continuing education required for license renewal.

Grow Our Own

photo of a Grow Our Own presentationWe believe that diversity of thought and background contributes to our success as a company. As part of the Grow Our Own program, we partner with the city of Springfield and Sangamon County to educate and ultimately employ minority youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Participants in this program range from middle-school students to college scholars and are recruited through area schools, minority-based organizations and individual referrals. Participants are invited to special company events, engineering camps and internships offered by a range of community partners. For more information about Grow Our Own, call or email Kevin Seals at (217) 747-9222, email or visit

Shadow Hanson

Shadow Hanson is a program that provides Springfield area high-school students with an opportunity to explore science and mathematics within the engineering field. This half-day event, offered in fall and spring, is designed to increase awareness of engineering as a possible career choice.

"In school, professors drill numbers and theories in your head, but rarely stress the importance of communication. During my time at Hanson, I’ve worked with many people to complete several projects and not only gained valuable experience in doing so, but I got to see firsthand on how to effectively communicate with colleagues/co-workers."

— Nicholas M., summer 2015 infrastructure intern who became a full-time employee

"The positive environment at Hanson is one that’s rarely found in the workplace. From the friendliness of the workers to the daily professionalism shown, Hanson is a great place to have an internship. Knowing that I was in a safe, responsible and productive workplace was definitely my favorite part of the internship."

— Zaire H., summer 2016 and 2017 infrastructure intern

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